Meet Dr. Richard Rand
Dr. Rand is an experienced Bellevue-based plastic surgeon who serves the greater Seattle area. Dr. Rand and our talented staff members are prepared to answer any questions you may have about cosmetic and plastic surgery. Read on to learn more about Dr. Rand’s background and qualifications.
Dr. Rand’s Background
Dr. Rand is a fourth-generation physician who grew up surrounded by dedicated medical professionals. Dr. Rand’s father and grandfather were both world-renowned neurosurgeons. His grandfather established the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California, and his father was responsible for the development of microscopic neurosurgery and for the growth of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA.
It was his father’s dedication to surgery and his mother’s dedication to art that led Dr. Rand to plastic surgery, a discipline that combines aesthetic sensibilities and medical science. He has found plastic surgery to be a creative, challenging, and diverse field, one which allows him to make a positive impact on many patients’ lives.
Dr. Rand’s main goal is to provide the level of care that he and his family would hope to receive. After being the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center for 10 years, Dr. Rand became the owner and director of the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
A leading Seattle and Bellevue area plastic surgery practice, Dr. Rand interacts personally and extensively with each of his patients so that they can understand what each cosmetic procedure can offer, for them to achieve their desired results. Dr. Rand then develops with each patient, a treatment plan that is designed to meet each patient’s specific needs.
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Awards and Honors
Dr. Rand has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his career and for his outstanding work in plastic surgery. These include:
- Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Stanford University
- Senior Resident Chairman’s Award in General Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center
- Five-time recipient of the Golden Hands/Golden Scalpel awards voted by his peers from the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons
He has also been elected by his peers more than 60 times to the following Best Doctors lists:
- The Best Doctors in America
- Seattle’s Best Doctors
- America’s Top Plastic Surgeons
- America’s Top Doctors
- America’s Top Surgeons
- America’s Top Physicians
- America’s Top Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists
Educational Credentials & Medical Training
Dr. Rand received his A.B. degree with Distinction from Stanford University and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. He received his M.D. from University of Michigan. He underwent general surgery training in Boston at Tufts-New England Medical Center, after which he received Board Certification from the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Rand then trained in plastic surgery at Emory University, which was America’s most prestigious teaching program at the time. He then completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Miami, after which he became Board Certified in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rand is double board certified by boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS):
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery
He has served multiple times as an examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and works with the Board to examine young plastic surgeons who wish to become board certified.
As a Bellevue and Seattle area plastic surgery specialist with an outstanding reputation, Dr. Rand is affiliated with or a member of a number of professional organizations including: